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Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Our Story : Laura Hershey, part 03 of 13: "Poster Child for MDA" : video: Answers from America's Disability Activists

From: ItsOurStoryProject | Jul 5, 2010
Laura Hershey of Denver, Colorado, speaks about being disabled in the education system, the prevalence of images of pity, and disability issues on a national and international level.

Laura is nationally recognized for her activism and advocacy on a wide range of disability rights and social justice issues. She serves on several committees related to health care policy and engages in ongoing grassroots activism with groups such as ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. In recognition of her activism, Laura received the 1998 President's Award from the President's on Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

This is #40 out of more than 1,000 interviews that "It's Our Story" has collected in an effort to free the voices of the disability community. Visit us at www.itsourstory.org

This interview transcribed by Regina Hibbard
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